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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klahy-maks]
    • /ˈklaɪ mæks/
    • /ˈklaɪ.mæks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klahy-maks]
    • /ˈklaɪ mæks/

Definitions of climax word

  • countable noun climax The climax of something is the most exciting or important moment in it, usually near the end. 3
  • verb climax The event that climaxes a sequence of events is an exciting or important event that comes at the end. You can also say that a sequence of events climaxes with a particular event. 3
  • variable noun climax A climax is an orgasm. 3
  • verb climax When someone climaxes, they have an orgasm. 3
  • noun climax the most intense or highest point of an experience or of a series of events 3
  • noun climax a decisive moment in a dramatic or other work 3

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Origin of climax

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Late Latin < Greek klîmax ladder, akin to klī́nein to lean

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Parts of speech for Climax


climax popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

climax usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for climax

noun climax

  • turning point — a point at which a decisive change takes place; critical point; crisis.
  • zenith — the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer. Compare nadir.
  • height — extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
  • orgasm — the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitation, usually resulting from stimulation of the sexual organ and usually accompanied in the male by ejaculation.
  • pitch — to smear or cover with pitch.

verb climax

  • satisfy — to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him.
  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • conclude — If you conclude that something is true, you decide that it is true using the facts you know as a basis.
  • terminate — to bring to an end; put an end to: to terminate a contract.

Antonyms for climax

noun climax

  • nadir — Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
  • anticlimax — You can describe something as an anticlimax if it disappoints you because it happens after something that was very exciting, or because it is not as exciting as you expected.
  • cliffhanger — A cliffhanger is a situation or part of a play or film that is very exciting or frightening because you are left for a long time not knowing what will happen next.
  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.
  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.

verb climax

  • anger — Anger is the strong emotion that you feel when you think that someone has behaved in an unfair, cruel, or unacceptable way.
  • commence — When something commences or you commence it, it begins.
  • create — To create something means to cause it to happen or exist.
  • displease — to incur the dissatisfaction, dislike, or disapproval of; offend; annoy: His reply displeased the judge.
  • delve — If you delve into something, you try to discover new information about it.

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